It is well-established that the magnetic fabric of rocks reflects the petrofabrics determined by other means but the magnetic method is very much faster and is many times more sensitive in areas of low strain. This method therefore provides a rapid, cheap and precise way of evaluating the strain evolution and strength of all rock types. This book provides a comprehensive background to the physical, instrumentation and geological aspects behind such magnetic anisotropy studies in the hope that geoscience readers are encouraged to use this new, simple, but powerful method, and to develop a greater understanding of how to re-interpret much published work. Structural geologists, sedimentologists, petrologists, reservoir engineers, hydrologists, engineering geologists, indeed most geoscientists, should find this a useful introductory reference to this emerging method of analysis. Structural geologists, sedimentologists, petrologists and those involved in economic and engineering geology should find this a useful introductory reference to this emerging method of analysis.
This book should be of interest to professionals and researchers in petrology, sedimentology; and economic geologists in hydrocarbon, metal and quarrying industries.
Provides the only comprehensive book on a subject that is important to a wide range of earth scientists ... the reader can't go wrong - Tectonophysics; This book gives us a comprehensive background to physical, instrumentational and geological aspects - Pascal Geode; Does an excellent job of bringing together all aspects of magnetic fabric analysis and I happily recommend it to all who have not worked previously in this field but (should) have an interest. They will surely find an application to their liking ... those of us working in the field probably want to have this book as a reference on our shelves - Geological Magazine
Introduction: Magnetic anisotropy. Minerals and rock magnetic properties. Sampling, measurement and analysis. Primary fabrics in sedimentary and igneous rocks. Metamorphic fabrics. Palaeomagnetic and economic applications, comments and conclusions. Appendix I: Magnetic units.